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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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A curiosity
Standard where I play is that the cue bid shows the highest unbid suit and another one. We've switched to Ghestem over major suit openings and over 3+ minors we play: (1m)-- 2m = Spades and the other minor. 2 = Majors, not forcing. 2NT = Hearts and the other minor ...
Comic NT
I tried developing continuations for a 1NT opening bid which shows either a strong NT or a weak two in one of the majors. I call it Multi NT: I guess it can be played as an overcall too. The continuations are actually quite ...
1M:2C, 2D showing a minimum
You can have a look at the Ambra system notes which Dan Neill links to on his site. Lots of other systems there too.
2/1 vs. Precision
No, responder will not act with that hand. The way we play now we'd let them play 2. I'm not sure I would reopen with a double if playing 5542 either, but as you say its probably correct to do so. I guess it would be possible ...
2/1 vs. Precision
Henrik: X will promise the strong hand. Even worse we also open 4414 and (43)15 with 1, but in those cases it might be possible to X anyway and hope nothing bad happens. The auction you describe is one I've heard before as an argument against this ...
2/1 vs. Precision
Take a look at IMPrecision if you haven't. Their 1D opening is (semi)bal or three-suited (5431 / 5440 / 4441) or 5-5 minors. Opening 2m is 6+ suit, could have a four card side suit. You could exclude 5-5 minors and use 2NT for that. Another variant is played by ...
2/1 vs. Precision
I play 1C as 12-14 NT or strong. It is a very good opening bid when you have the weak NT (better than standard or nebulous minor I'd say). When you have the strong hand it is like Henrik says: it is more sensitive to interference than strong 1C ...
A disclosure story from SF
I'm Swedish too and my guess is that most club players doesn't realize UDCA isn't "standard" to foreigners. This is even more complicated since the Swedish standard system is called "Modern Standard" (or "Nordisk Standard") and this uses UDCA. The "American standard" (international standard??) signals is called ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
Another thing I've seen (but haven't played) is to have 2/1 bids be either a weak transfer, or natural GF. Example: 1-- 2 = Natural GF or weak with diamonds. 2 = Natural GF or weak with hearts. 2 = Natural GF or weak spade raise ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
To me it seems clear to either pass or bid 1NT (which John describes as forcing) and then give preference.

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